We do indeed need unity and citizen action (which is the only reason for hope) but unless we divest ourselves of delusions about the system, DNC memes and conspiracy theories or blind trust in any corporate centrist politicians, we will be stuck with the same garbage. Trump is not a unique phenomenon but the product of a rotten, corrupt corporatocracy – of fascism.
As I wrote in a recent article, "Our only hope – and what helps me rise above my own feelings of hopeless depression – are the many good people who take citizenship, beyond partisan loyalties, national borders and myopic nationalism, seriously. The people willing to take personal responsibility to struggle for authentic civilization and a livable future. People who understand that there is no “them” and no enemy but the ecocidal, warmongering rule of money. It is this we must resist. It is this we must ultimately abolish if we are to survive this century. Understanding our common-ground, our class interests and the forces that divide us can bring us together. And together, we are an unstoppable force "